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Saint Francis Academic Scholarship 

Available to first-time freshmen entering in the fall of 2017.‚Äč

The Saint Francis Academic Scholarship is named in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, who devoted his life to preaching the gospel and serving all people, especially the poor and the sick. Saint Francis’ legacy of service lives on at Marian University through the institution’s understanding of the Franciscan values of dignity of the individualpeace and justicereconciliation, and responsible stewardship, informed by prayer.

The scholarship is available to entering  first-time freshmen.  The award ranges from $8,000 - $14,000 annually, based on prior academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to contribute as a student to Marian University.  The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years by enrolling full-time and maintaining a university GPA of 3.00 or higher.

To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a minimum high school GPA of 3.25.
  • Earn the minimum test score listed below on one of the following exams:
    • 1100 (Critical Reading and Math portions) on the SAT - completed in February 2016 or prior.
    • 1170 (Critical Reading and Math portions) on the New 2016 SAT - completed in March 2016 or later.
    • 24 ACT composite.
  • Demonstrate a record of leadership and community service.
  • Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Marian University’s Franciscan values of dignity of the individualpeace and justicereconciliation, and responsible stewardship, informed by prayer.

Eligibility is determined at the time of admission on a rolling basis.  Recipients of the Saint Francis Academic Scholarship will be notified of their award with the Accepted Student Packet.

For more information, please contact the
Office of Admission


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